Driver road rule knowledge and attitudes towards cyclists

Chris Rissel, Fiona Campbell, Bruce Ashley, Lisa Jackson

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Many potential cyclists do not cycle on the road because of safety concerns. Drivers' knowledge of road rules and attitudes towards cyclists on the road were assessed. A telephone survey of 105 randomly selected adults in Sydney, Australia, with a current driver's licence was conducted. Less than half the sample (43%) was aware of recent changes to the Australian road rules. The majority of respondents (76%) reported high perceptions of danger associated with cycling, although respondents who had recently cycled on the road were significantly less likely to report these concerns of danger.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-69
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal of Primary Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Attitudes to cyclists
  • Cycling
  • Road rule knowledge


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